Potatoes Growers, Processors, Marketers Association Of Nigeria Assures On Processing, Export


    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The National President of Potatoes Growers, Processors  and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Christie Sunkur  has assured Nigerians that they should not worry about the processing and marketing of  potatoes as the association has already made plans to ensure that Nigerians get the product as a staple food in no distant time.

    Commercial Officer Commodities and Export Depertment, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment Abuja, Mr. Ashasim K. Yakubu presenting certificate of return to National President of Potatoes Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Christie Sunkur shortly after the elections of the new executive members at Abuja on Thursday March 5, 2021. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

    Mrs Christie was speaking shortly after her election as the National President of Potatoes Growers, Processors and Marketers Association at Top Rank Hotel, Area 11 Garki Abuja on Thursday  March 5, 2021.
    “We want to  inform them and tell them that they shouldn’t worry about processing and marketing of potatoes because they have an association in place,” she said.
    Mrs.Sunkur also assured that her association would make sure that potatoes becomes and export commodity in the next few years going by the association’s timeline.
    She  also highlighted the medicinal benefits of potatoes to its consumers.
    “We are going to sensitize our farmers  first because we have  varieties of potatoes especially the sweet potatoes
    “We have the purple flesh, we have the orange flesh.
    “The purple flesh is an antioxidant ,while the orange flesh  is packed full with vitamin A. Even  the white one too is full of Vitamin A,” she  added.


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